Report Finds Growing Use of Cloud in Government
April 23, 2010
Lockheed Martin, along with the company’s Cyber Security Alliance partners, have released a new study titled “Awareness, Trust and Security to Shape Government Cloud Adoption," that predicts that the utilization of cloud technology by the federal government will increase as more people become aware of it.
The study also found that 34 percent of respondents in military, intelligence and federal civilian agencies were unfamiliar with the cloud model and only 14 percent of respondents said that their agencies had adopted cloud computing. Around 23 percent of respondents did not know the agency’s policy on cloud computing. Also, three out of five respondents said that they do not expressly trust cloud computing. About 21 percent of respondents involved in cybersecurity within their organization were not familiar with cloud computing.
Nevertheless, the implimentation of the cloud model is growing across federal agencies, the report says. The adoption rate among respondents familiar with cloud computing (44 percent) is more than triple the overall adoption rate (14 percent),” according to the report. Also, respondents who are currently involved in cybersecurity at their agency listed cloud computing last on their list of security challenges.
The full report is available at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/data/assets/isgs/documents/CloudComputingWhitePaper.pdf